Simple home repairs can make a major difference when it comes to a homes resale value. A fresh coat of paint can really brighten a room, and make it feel fresh The big bonus about simple repairs is that you will be able to do most of them yourself for a small amount of money, and when you do a few of them, they can completely change the response you will get from potential home buyers. Just a little elbow grease and small home repair budget can make the process of selling your home faster, easier, and much more enjoyable.
Potential buyers can be quickly turned off by wallpaper, but you can easily fix the wallpaper issue. As a general rule when selling your home it is best to keep the walls neutral, allowing the buyer to see a blank canvas. The simple solution is to steam off the wallpaper and paint the walls. A spray bottle with an equal amount of liquid fabric softener and water will work to remove wallpaper as well. This fix will not cost a lot and will make a huge difference. Make sure the ceiling is also free of any cracks or stains. This type of change can go a long way in making a home feel fresh and new.
In terms of the exterior, simple repairs can be made. Planting seasonal flowers can improve the look of the home from the outside. Check the condition of your shutters, touch up the porch. Having the exterior in the best condition will create a great impression before the potential buyer even walks into the house. Potential buyers often make up their minds before they even walk through the door. Having the exterior of the house in its best condition will give the buyer the feeling the home is low maintenance.
Simple home repairs can also include rearrangement of furniture. If you don’t already have pads on the legs of your furniture add them now, so when you move the furniture the floors are not scratched. Once the decision has been made to put your house on the market it has now become a product that should be staged to appeal to a broad audience. Making your home neutral and welcoming will attract a variety of different potential buyers. Just a few simple repairs can pull a home together and make your home sell more quickly.